What to Wear to Wimbledon

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Wimbledon is upon us again, and as one of the biggest sporting events of the social season, what you wear is almost as important as the tennis itself. Despite being more informal than other events, a sense of occasion surrounds the grounds and it is advisable to dress smartly, especially if you have Centre Court tickets. This is our guide to what to wear, from the perfect white dress to the coolest sunglasses…

What to Wear to Wimbledon – 28 June to 11 July 2021

Second only to the tennis pros’ abilities on the court is the British weather’s ability to turn from blue skies to torrential downpours in a matter of minutes. It is therefore advised to go to Wimbledon prepared for all weather conditions. Bring a light jacket to wear on top of your summer dress just in case, and sunglasses are essential too.

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The White Dress

For more Wimbledon whites, check out our edit of summer whites

A classic white dress is the perfect balance of chic and smart for Wimbledon, and a nod to your love of tennis. Our rules for sartorial success are not too tight, and not too short. Opt for a cotton, knee-length number to keep cool in the heat. Simple or with detailing, these are our top picks…

Melissa Odabash Vanessa broderie anglaise shirt dress, £180. theoutnet.com


The White Company floral embroidered midi dress. £220, thewhitecompany.com

Zimmermann Maie mini dress. £775, net-a-porter.com

The Colourful Dress

Andy Murray’s wife Kim Sears has long been a champion of the colourful dress at the tournament. Pair with a denim jacket and wedges like her, or go the classic route with a blazer and heeled pumps.

Stella McCartney Anabelle silk dress. £1,095, stellamccartney.com – The Sustainable Choice

Ganni dress. £445, ganni.com

Reformation Meadow midi dress. £265, brownsfashion.com – The Sustainable Choice


The Cover Up

Always bring a light jacket or blazer for when it gets a little colder. If wearing a white dress, jazz it up with a colourful cover up.

Vivienne Westwood Lou Lou Spencer jacket. £535, viviennewestwood.com

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Finishing Touches

Don’t go too high with the heels as it’s a long day out. An espadrille wedge or funky flat is perfect.

Fairfax & Favor Monaco wedge espadrilles. £155, fairfaxandfavor.com

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Don’t forget those all-important sunnies! Go British with Cutler & Gross, Taylor Morris or Tom Davies for an extra helping of patriotism.

Cutler & Gross 1376 rectangle sunglasses. £315, cutlerandgross.com

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And, finally…

Keep the sun off in a fabulous straw hat.

Eliurpi Pamela straw hat. €250, brownsfashion.com


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